Werner LeanSafe Ladder

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Werner LeanSafe Ladder Loves a Good Stud to Lean On

You take your chances when you try to lean a standard stepladder against a wall, stud, pole, or corner. But the new Werner LeanSafe ladder laughs at these obstacles to your productivity. With its corner-hugging design and no-mar pad, you don’t need to risk your neck trying to get the job done.


Werner LeanSafe Features

If you take a look at the design at the head of the LeanSafe, you’ll notice the main talking point surrounding this ladder. Werner uses a rubber no-mar pad along the face of the head, as well as a padded cut-out, that allows you to lean the ladder against finished walls, inside and outside corners, poles, and studs.

Werner LeanSafe Ladder

This isn’t just a leaning ladder—it’s also an A-frame. What makes it work both ways is moving the pivot point below the top so only the no-mar padding touches the wall when you lean into a corner and there’s no brace in the way when you lean into a stud.

Additional Features

Werner LeanSafe Ladder

Adding to the overall security features, Werner fits this ladder with their Edge 360 footpads. These curved, no-mar pads maximize the surface contact with the ground, leading to a more stable laddering experience.

Werner has uses 7 layers of non-conductive fiberglass for the rails and full aluminum bracing. Every step is knee braced, and the Werner LeanSafe has rear horizontal braces every 12″. A dropped rail pivot point also adds to the overall stability.

It has a 300 lb max load capacity, so even a big guy with his gear can safely climb.

Final Thoughts

This isn’t the first wall- and stud-hugging ladder we’ve seen recently, but we appreciate the design because it’s really helpful around studs and corners. It’s kind of a wonder that this design wasn’t old-hat 20 years ago—it seems like a no-brainer.

Werner LeanSafe Ladder Options

13 ft Reach 5N1 Multi-Position Ladder

Werner Leansafe FX5IAA06

The Werner FX5IAA06 LeanSafe X5 is a versatile ladder that can be used in 5 different ways, including as a step ladder, straight ladder, stairway ladder, leaning ladder, or twin ladder. It has a weight capacity of 375 pounds and is specially designed to securely lean against flat surfaces, wall corners, poles, and studs while also functioning as a standard step ladder.

The ladder is easily distinguishable from a regular step ladder due to its 2-color design and LeanSafe X5 logos. It also comes equipped with a tool and accessory holder at the top and a single latch design that stays engaged when needed. The ladder’s front feet have non-marring rubber pads that maximize the surface area, making it suitable for use in both step and leaning ladder modes.

  • 13′ FX5IAA06: $199
    • IAA 375 lbs load capacity
    • Highest Standing Level Extension Ladder: 7ft 9in
    • Extension Ladder/Straight Ladder Height: 11.5 ft

14 ft Reach Aluminum LeanSafe X5 5N1 Multi-Position Ladder

The Werner ALX5IA06 LeanSafe X5 ladder is a professional and versatile aluminum 5-in-1 ladder that can enhance jobsite productivity. It can be easily adjusted from a step ladder to a straight, stairway, leaning, or twin ladder in one simple adjustment. With a weight capacity of 300 lbs., this ladder is specifically designed to lean against flat wall surfaces, wall corners, poles, and wall studs securely while also functioning as a standard stepladder.

Its top is designed to hold tools and accessories in one convenient location. The single latch design stays engaged when needed and is centrally located for easy opening and closing. The ladder’s front feet have non-marring rubber foot pads that maximize surface area in both step ladder and leaning ladder modes.

  • 14′ ALX5IA06: $189
    • IA 300 lbs load capacity
    • Highest Standing Level Extension Ladder: 7ft 9in
    • Extension Ladder/Straight Ladder Height: 11.5 ft

13 ft LDP7300 Series LEANSAFE X3 Ladder

The Werner LDP7300 Series LeanSafe X3 ladder is a versatile and professional 3-in-1 ladder that can be adjusted seamlessly from a step ladder to a straight ladder. It has a weight capacity of 375 pounds and is specifically designed to lean against flat wall surfaces, wall corners, poles, and wall studs securely. The ladder also functions as a standard stepladder.

Additionally, the ladder’s top has an all-in-one tool and accessory holder. The single latch design stays engaged when needed and is located centrally for easy opening and closing. The ladder’s front feet also feature non-marring rubber foot pads.

  • 13′ LDP7306: $248
    • IA 300 lbs load capacity
    • Average Reach Height Step Ladder: 10ft
    • Average Reach Height Extension Ladder: 13ft
  • 13′ LDPFIAA06: $179
    • IAA 375 lbs load capacity
    • Average Reach Height Step Ladder: 10ft
    • Average Reach Height Extension Ladder: 13ft 4in

ALDP Series Aluminum LEANSAFE X3 Dual Purpose Leaning Ladder

werner step ladder aldp376

The Werner ALDP Series Aluminum LeanSafe X3 ladder is a professional-grade 3-in-1 multi-purpose ladder that can be easily adjusted from a step ladder to a straight ladder in one swift movement. It has a maximum weight capacity of 375 pounds and is designed to securely lean against flat wall surfaces, wall corners, poles, and wall studs while also functioning as a standard stepladder.

The ladder’s top is designed to hold tools and accessories in one convenient location. The single latch design stays engaged when needed and is located centrally for easy opening and closing. The non-marring rubber foot pads help in both step ladder and leaning ladder modes.


  • 13′ ALDP376: $159
    • IA 300 lbs load capacity
    • Highest Standing Level Extension Ladder: 7ft 9in
    • Extension Ladder/Straight Ladder Height: 11.5 ft

L7300 Series Type IAA Leaning Ladder

Werner LeanSafe L7304

The L7300 Series Fiberglass Leaning Ladder is designed for professionals and has a duty rating of 375 pounds. It features the LeanSafe ladder top that secures tools and accessories and can securely lean against flat wall surfaces, wall corners, poles, and wall studs, as well as function as a standard stepladder. A lower rear rail to front rail connection point lets this ladder get closer to their work when in stepladder mode.

Safe leaning of a ladder requires latching the rear rail to the front rail with Werner’s single latch design that stays engaged when needed. EDGE360 bracing also protects the bottom of the ladder. You can get the L7300 Series ladders in 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12-foot heights.

  • 4′ L7304: $167
    • IAA 375 lbs load capacity
    • Average Reach Height Step Ladder: 4ft
    • Average Reach Height Extension Ladder: 13ft
  • 6′ L7306: $201
    • IAA 375 lbs load capacity
    • Average Reach Height Step Ladder: 6ft
    • Average Reach Height Extension Ladder: 13ft
  • 8′ L7308: $251
    • IAA 375 lbs load capacity
    • Average Reach Height Step Ladder: 8ft
    • Average Reach Height Extension Ladder: 13ft
  • 10′ L7310: $339
    • IAA 375 lbs load capacity
    • Average Reach Height Step Ladder: 10ft
    • Average Reach Height Extension Ladder: 13ft
  • 12′ L7312: $441
    • IAA 375 lbs load capacity
    • Average Reach Height Step Ladder: 12ft
    • Average Reach Height Extension Ladder: 13ft

L6200 Series Fiberglass Leaning Ladder

Werner L6200 Leaning ladder

The Fiberglass Leaning Ladder from the L6200 series is an excellent choice for professionals. It has a duty rating of 300 pounds and boasts a LeanSafe ladder top that keeps tools and accessories secure. Additionally, the ladder is specially designed to lean against flat wall surfaces, wall corners, poles, and wall studs, while also functioning as a standard stepladder. The LeanSafe ladders have a lower rear rail to front rail connection point, allowing users to work more closely to their tasks when using the stepladder mode.

For safe leaning, it is crucial that the rear rail of the ladder is latched to the front rail. Werner’s patent-pending single latch design ensures that the latch stays engaged when needed and is located centrally for easy opening and closing. To protect the bottom of the ladder, the EDGE360 bracing anchors it firmly in place.

The LeanSafe ladder front feet also have curved, non-marring rubber foot pads that maximize the surface area in both step ladder and leaning ladder modes. You can get this model in 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12-foot heights.

  • 4′ L6204: $152
    • Stepladder Mode: 1′-8″ max standing height, 8′-4″ max reach height
    • Leaning Mode: 10″ max standing height, 7′-3″ max reach height
  • 6′ L6206: $183
    • Stepladder Mode: 3′-10″ max standing height, 10′ max reach height
    • Leaning mode: 2′-10″ max standing height, 9′ max reach height
  • 8′ L6208: $228
    • Stepladder Mode: 5′-9″ max standing height, 12′ max reach height
    • Leaning Mode: 4′-9″ max standing height, 11′ max reach height
  • 10′ L6210: $308
    • Stepladder Mode: 7′-8″ max standing height, 14′ max reach height
    • Leaning Mode: 6′-8″ max standing height, 13′ max reach height
  • 12′ L6212: $401
    • Stepladder Mode: 9′-7″ max standing height, 16′ max reach height
    • Leaning Mode: 8′-7″ max standing height, 15′ max reach height

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